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Toyota files patent for fragrance system that can emit tear gas

Yes, you read that headline correctly – a new patent filed by Toyota describes a theft-deterring interior fragrance system that can not only pleasantly scent the car as you’d expect, but will emit tear gas when it senses the car has been stolen. The patent application for what has been …

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Hyundai develops industry-first fingerprint recognition system

Hyundai has announced an industry-first fingerprint recognition system that will allow drivers to unlock and start their cars without the need for a conventional key.  The system utilises fingerprint scanners on the car’s door handle and starter button to grant access to drivers who are registered in the car’s system. …

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Uber acquires self-driving truck company Otto

Ride sharing service Uber is stepping up its autonomous driving program with the announcement that it has acquired self-driving truck company Otto this week. The deal is said to worth around $680 million USD or 1 percent of Uber. The move reflects Uber’s eagerness in fast-tracking the development of self-driving technology, …

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Mirrorless cars coming. Japan approves external side cameras

The conventional wing mirror has long been the bane of car designers and engineers due to its weight and aerodynamic drag. But thanks to the Japanese government’s recent approval of the use of external camera in place of normal mirrors, futuristic mirrorless cars are about to move from glitzy motor …

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Volkswagen reveals it latest technologies, incl. 10-speed DSG

  Volkswagen has revealed its latest technology innovations in its quest for more sustainable motoring into the future. The hunt for every gram of CO2, every drop of fuel and every kilowatt of power that can be harness from an internal combustion engine are the key challenges faced by the …

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